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captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, april 2nd, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." a big one hits chile. hundreds of thousands are out of their homes after a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake triggers a tsunami. cbs news obtains e-mails in the gm recall scandal. what executives knew about a fix in 2005. first on "cbs this morning," saving the sounds of history from youtube to lbj. don dalers has access. first, a look at your world
in 90 seconds. a monster earthquake rocks chile. >> a magnitude 8.2 triggered off the coast. >> reports of fires, landslides homes destroyed and power outages. >> i am deeply sorry. >> congress demanding answers on why gm took ten years to recall the defective cars. >> they were warned again and again, but they did nothing. >> a british nuclear submarine has joined the effort. >> looking for the missing malaysian airliner. >> the battery on the flight data recorders could run out as early as saturday. >> wild weather expected from texas to illinois today. we could see some twisters. the tornado season is just beginning. >> a terrifying accident in pittsburgh. a tree trimmer had to be rushed to the hospital with a chainsaw in his neck. >> all i knew was just a freak accident, and it was crazy. >> crews have pulled another vintage car from a massive sinkhole at the national corvette in kentucky.
the zr spider. >> the 2013 boston red sox! >> yes, sir. >> a self-ie? >> oh, that? >> serious coordination there, picking up the house. >> after undergoing back surgery, tiger woods will not play in the masters. >> how confident are you that tiger will win another major? i'm not. >> and all that. >> 7.1 million americans have signed up for private insurance plans through these marketplaces. >> now when i go to my doctor's office, there will be 7.1 million people in the waiting room ahead of me. >> on "cbs this morning." >> what happened was a picture fell in my face. i now know no matter where i'm at, i always look up because i want to know if anything is going to fall. oh! >> well sure. >> this morning's "eye-opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places.
welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning to you charlie. >> we begin with this as you wake up in the west we're getting a new look at damage from a giant south american earthquake. at least six people are dead after last night's 8.2 magnitude shaker. >> tsunami watches were posted all the way to hawaii. several aftershocks are reported. we're in miami tracking the response. good morning. >> good morning. the tsunami warning has since been lifted for the coast of chile. it was such a strong earthquake, shaking could be felt in buildings as far as 300 miles away. the rumbling began just before 9:00 p.m. local time. a massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake that sent people running for cover. its effects being felt as far as 300 miles away. [ sirens ]
it struck just outside of the coastal city of viqueque where fires broke out. residents were ordered to evacuate. the threat of a potentially devastating tsunami with waves up to six feet high. thousands poured into the streets desperately seeking safety as more than ten aftershocks rocked the area. "it was very strong," one woman said. "everything moved, all we could do was pray with our daughter." many places were left in the dark patients were rushed out of hospitals. several people died after being crushed by crumbling walls. chile's president says they're doing all they can to protect its citizens. the country is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world, experiencing several smaller quakes just in the last few weeks. in 2010 an 8.8-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami killed more than 500 people.
the fear of many is that another more destructive quake hitting the area still remains. >> we expect about another 8.8, 8.9 earthquake here sometime in the near future. it could be tomorrow it could be in 50 years. we do not know when it's going to occur. >> reporter: the people of hawaii have been watching this closely. a tsunami warning is still in effect there. and another big problem. nearly 300 prisoners escaped from a local penitentiary in all of the chaos. >> vicente, thanks. the ceo of gm is back on the capitol hill this hour. this time a senate subcommittee will ask mary barra about the faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths. jeff gore is on capitol hill. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, and good morning to our viewers in the west. mary barra said gm is still investigating, but new e-mails have emerged about who knew what, when. an e-mail obtained by cbs news
shows multiple gm executives including laurie queen, the vehicle line executive in charge of the chevy cobalt knew an ignition switch could have been fixed nine years ago. a separate e-mail in 2005 from delphi a gm parts manufacturer said the chevy cobalt is blowing up in their face in regards to turning the car off. gm decided not to make fixes. >> they were warned again and again over the next decade but they did nothing. >> reporter: mary barra, who started at gm in 1980 and became ceo in january, testified before congress tuesday. >> i am deeply sorry. >> reporter: congresswoman diana deget showed a faulty ignition switch, and said it would have cost 57 cents to fix. >> when gm concluded, as you heard from my opening statement, that the tooling cost and price pieces are too high what does that mean? >> i find that statement to be very disturbing if that was the reason the decision was made.
that is unsellable. >> reporter: barra changed the old gm culture for lack of communication. she frequently apologized to families whose loved ones had been killed or injured in crashes. >> we think the situation is tragic. we're deeply sorry. we apologize for what has happened. >> reporter: barra was questioned why the faulty ignition switch was redesigned in 2006 without changing the part number. mechanics have no way of distinguishing the new parts from the old, defective batch. >> it is inconceivable. it is not our process. and it is not acceptable. >> reporter: but the committee often expressed frustration. barra wasn't able to provide more. >> what you just answered is gobbledly gobbledlygook. did you review the documents gm submitted to the committee? >> no, i did not. there was over 200,000. >> reporter: the senate will also hear today, a hearing starting at this hour david friedman, the acting director of
nhtsa. he said gm didn't provide them enough evidence. gm did say yesterday they may pay families who lost loved ones in crashes prior to 2009 under the terms of a bankruptcy agreement in 2009, gm was immune from those claims. >> jeff, thanks. officials leading to unlock the mystery of flight 370 are lowering expectations this morning. up to 19 planes and ships are in search zone a 2 1/2-hour flight from australia. holly williams is at an air force base near perth with the new developments. >> reporter: good morning, the malaysian police chief said the criminal investigation into the disappearance of flight 370 is now focuseds on the pilots and cabin crew. he said all 277 passengers have been cleared of any involvement, but he admitted that what happened on board the plane may never be known. suspicion has fallen on the pilot, ahmed shah and the - co-pilot, hamid, and investigators have now begun
interviewing the families of the flight crew. jackie gonzalez's husband patrick gomez was a chief stewart on flight 370. she said malaysian police went to her home yesterday and asked about patrick's bank accounts insurance, and even his hobbies. but the crucial missing link for investigators is the plane's wreckage, and especially its two black boxes or flight recorders. a multinational search involving aircraft and ships from eight countries still hasn't found a single piece of debris from the missing plane. now, a british nuclear submarine, the hms tylus, has joined the search a thousand miles off australia's west coast. today, malaysian officials met privately with some of the families of those on board. the families' grief has turned to anger and frustration.
they say they're not being told the whole truth about the investigation, and they accused the malaysian authorities of insensitivity, in particular for informing them of the plane's fate via text message. >> the conduct -- we had very good questions -- >> reporter: the malaysian prime minister will arrive in perth, australia, tonight. he'll pay a visit here to the air base tomorrow to thank all of those involved in the search operation. >> holly thank you. the search of the victims of the deadly washington state mudslide expands this morning. flooding is starting to recede allowing crews to get to areas they couldn't reach until now. 28 people are now confirmed dead. another 20 still missing. this is what the devastation looks like from space. the photo was taken monday and shows the mudslide's huge trail of destruction. new white house figures show more than 7 million americans are enrolled this morning for health insurance under the affordable care act.
president obama says the number proves critics are wrong. >> many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked. there are still no death panels. [ laughter ] armageddon has not arrived. instead, this law is helping millions of americans and in the coming years, it will help millions more. >> republicans are calling those enrollment figures fuzzy. bill plant is the white house with the story behind the numbers. bill, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. and good morning in the you know the president really was celebrating when he went to the rose garden. those numbers were a result of the last-minute rush to sign up for health care despite the administration's own missteps and republican opposition. but it's going to be several weeks before we know if enough healthy young people have signed up to offset the cost of care for the older and sicker. also, how many of the 7.1 million who signed up didn't already have insurance, or had
their own policies cancelled, because they didn't meet obamacare requirements. the battle for the affordable health care act is far from over. republicans promised to continue their effort to repeal the law, or dismantle it piece by piece. that is what the obama administration fears most if republicans gain control of both houses of congress next november. and between now and november the white house knows that it can't expect much help from democrats in the house and senate who are running in places where obamacare is unpopular. the administration knows that the republican message in the fall election will be obamacare isn't working, we need to repeal it. and the hope here is that the law will become so accepted that repeal is politically impossible. >> bill, thanks. this morning, peace talks between israel and the palestinians are hanging by a thread. secretary of state john kerry called off an emergency visit to the mideast. margaret is traveling with secretary kerry, in brussels
belgium. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. secretary kerry said it's premature to say this peace process is over. but the obama administration's goal of forging a deal between israelis and palestinians is now in crisis. nearly nine months of shuttle diplomacy appeared on the verge of failure as a u.s.-crafted plan to extend the process fell apart. >> on mideast peace, where are we in this process? >> it is completely premature tonight to draw any kind of judgment, certainly any final judgment, about today's events and where things are. >> reporter: palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas threw the talks into question by signing nearly a dozen treaties, some affiliated with the united nations. he had previously promised not to use the u.n. to help palestine achieve statehood. yet abbas said he had no choice after the israelis broke their promise to release a fourth batch of palestinian prisoners at the end of march.
the plan that secretary kerry considered bringing to the region today included a sweetener for prime minister netanyahu. the release of israeli spy jonathan pollard from a north carolina prison. he has served 29 years of a life sentence for selling classified u.s. naval intelligence to an israeli agent. in exchange the israelis would release more palestinian prisoners and slow settlement construction in the west bank yet israel announced a new building project on tuesday. both sides had promised kerry he would follow through with his proposals when the secretary launched talks last year. >> this is not mission: impossible. this can happen. >> reporter: today, secretary kerry has been working the phones here in busrussels, trying to revive the talks. but he does not appear close to
a deal. >> margaret thank you. new fuel this morning for the debate over breast cancer screening. a review of 50 years of research suggests the benefits of mammograms have been overstated and the risks understated. the study shows mammograms helped reduce breast cancer deaths by about 15% for women in their 40s. and 32% for women in their 60s. but the authors say too many of these tests lead to unnecessary treatment. a co-author of the study is going to be here in studio 57 to help explain that's ahead here on "cbs this morning." the world's number-one golfer is out of the masters for the first time in his career. as sharon afonzie shows us back surgery is to blame. good morning. >> the history reads more like a football player than a pro & golfer's -- a pinched nerve now. it's the latest setback for the golfer who once seemed to be bulletproof. tiger woods has been ailed by
back pain for months. >> he is in pain. >> he is down. >> reporter: in a tournament last august, he fell to his knees after hitting an errant shot. back spasms forced him to withdraw from a tournament last month. in a written statement, the 38-year-old woods said he tried to rehab his back in time for the year's first major. quote, after attempting to get ready for the masters and failing to make the necessary progress, i decided in consultation with my doctors to have this procedure done. woods has won the masters four times. the last one in 2005. creating some of the greatest theater in golf. even when his personal life was imploding, he didn't skip it. for him to miss a masters, what does this tell you? >> well, it tells me that he is definitely thinking long term that i want to play a long time and i want to be good a long time, and i don't want to get hurt worse. >> reporter: jamie diaz has covered woods for 20 years. >> a lot of strain put on the
lower back in the golf swing, and especially for someone like tiger who swings violently and works out a lot, and has put strain on his back doing rigorous physical exercises that in the old days golfers didn't do. >> reporter: the injury will delay woods' quest to become the winningest golfer in u.s. history. his 14 major victories are second to jack nicklaus who won 18 including three over the age of 40 a fact not lost on woods. quote, jack reached his milestone over an entire career. i plan to have a lot of years left in mine. >> he's at that age now where he has to think about how many majors do i have left and what level do i want to be when i play in those? >> reporter: woods has gone 0 for 22 in majors since his last win in 2008. his doctors say he can start chipping and putting in three weeks and resume playing some this summer. charlie and norah? >> both of us would take that swing. >> we would indeed. we were admiring that straight arm -- >> high under his chin when he
followed through. >> even he turns 38. >> we'll miss him at the masters. time to show you this morning's headlines. "wall times" says the director of the secret service wants to reassure u.s. congress. she says a trip embarrassing the president last month is a single incident. >> "the atlanta journal-constitution" says the local archbishop is apologizing for a lavish new home. the arch diocese spent $2.2 million building the mansion. atlanta catholic complained saying the fancy residence is not in keeping with the modest life. a new device today for televisions. amazon has been developing its own original programming. >> "the san francisco chronicle" saying pacific gas & electric has been hit with 12 criminal charges for a gas blast that killed eight people. the 2010 explosion levelled a san bruno neighborhood.
federal prosecutors say the utility never inspected or kept accurate records of the gas pipeline that blew up. >> the winner of one of the largest lottery jackpots in history has slipped back into obscurity this morning. buxton claimed his prize in sacramento tuesday hoping to stay out of the spotlight, blocked his face with the check. his t-shirt says, "luck of the jedi, i have." he bought the ticket in a grocery store while buying lunch. a popul from the dry kpix 5 weather center, good morning, everyone. still a few lingering showers out the door this morning. most of the activity is well offshore. keep the umbrella handy we'll begin our drying phase. 40s out the door a bit chilly.
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what caused an explosion at a home in san francisco's good morning, everyone. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. in the headlines, investigators trying to find out what caused an explosion at a home in san francisco's sunnydale neighborhood. six adults made it out alive, an 84-year-old woman died. 65 firefighters from san francisco and daly city responded. investigators right now do not have a cause. missing snowboarder from san francisco found in the sierra. abraham finkelstein disappeared monday near castle peak. the 25-year-old dug a shelter in the snow and survived the snow before using his snowboard as snow shoes to hike out and find a home in soda springs. a tsunami warning has been lifted for chile's coastline after an 8.2 earthquake hit.
good morning. checking the road conditions right now on highway 4, it's unusually backed up. there was an accident a little earlier approaching willow pass. it's still pretty jammed from pittsburg all the way out past 242 now. and here's a live look outside. looks like things are clearing out but the roads are slick. passing the oakland coliseum no delay until you get to the embarcadero exit near downtown oakland. a light sprinkle out the door. good morning, everyone. basically sunny breaks, mostly cloudy skies, 50s and 60s. once we begin drying out this afternoon, dry through thursday, rain friday, then check out that weekend.
three members of the navy s.e.a.l.s parachute team jumped into san diego's petco park for the padres' home opener sunday afternoon while they carried a flake honoring the late padre's announcer and former marine jerry coleman. one of the jump pers put a camera on his helmet to provide this spectacular video. what a beautiful tribute. >> amazing. >> you and charlie look at that and say, i want to do that. i look at that and say, go norah, go, charlie. it was nice though very nice. >> very nice. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour a better online breakup, why dating site with more than 3 million years wants to keep people off one of the world's most popular web browsers. and first on "cbs this morning," protecting the voices
of nearly a century from the ravages of time. don dahler tunes into the music and words reaching new prestige this morning. that's ahead. last night's earthquake off the coast of chile caused why widespread damage and created a tsunami. it's a big reminder the waves can be more dangerous than the quake itself. >> the magnitude 8.2 quake sent waves slamming six feet. scientists in the united states threat a tsunami here could come from a relatively unknown fault off the pacific coast. they say it has the potential to cause massive destruction. john blackstone looks at the race to prevent people from seismic disasters. >> reporter: there was no warning ten years ago when the indian ocean tsunami killed some 30,000 people. by 2007 when the devastating tsunami struck japan a warning system was in place but it came too late for too many.
>> anywhere you are close to the water, you have to be concerned. >> reporter: in seattle he lead as team of scientists at the national oceanic and atmospheric association. they're developing a faster and more accurate way to warn communities of a tsunami. >> tsunami's going to happen. there's no question about it. what we want to make sure is we do everything we can to reduce the impact. >> reporter: their project has taken on a sense of urgency because of what's called the cascadian fault system. it runs from northern california to vancouver. scientists now believe it's capable of a magnitude nine earthquake. >> on the san andreas fault, we're waiting for the big one. on the cascade ya fault, we're waiting for the really big one. >> these a very good way of looking at it. you may picture what may happen in our coastlines. >> so this is what floats on the surface? >> that's right. this is like the buoy that
floats after the coast of oregon. it cinches to sit near the fault on the ocean floor. >> we have less than 20 minutes in order to detect a signal and send an alarm off to the kmubltss with the threat. that's what we're steering toward with the new technology. >> reporter: when the signal strikes it sends the signal to a tsunami that transmits it to a satellite and back to the tsunami warning center. >> with the new systems we're hoping to buy ous time to get the warning out quickly and evac the communities under threat. >> two sensors are off the coast. they demonstrated that they work as planned. where will we be hit hard? >> the coast on the pacific coast will be destroyed. >> reporter: 50 years ago this month there was no warner when a
massive magnitude 9.2 earthquake hit alaska generating a tsunami that wiped out much of crescent city, california. how long until we will have the technology, the software, the forecasting that allows you to say we're comfortable? >> that's a tough question. i can tell you that we do have technology to produce very accurate and timely forecasts. implementing the science into operation is a huge task. >> reporter: it is also an expensive task but in the last decade, the world has learned how much a tsunami can cost in lost lives and property. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, seattle. a popular dating website is at the center of battle waging online this morning. as reported there's no love loss in the high stakes showdown. >> reporter: the dating website
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and mozilla wants firefox to handle the sight. since ike was hired half a dozen board members have quit in protest. the company says it supports equality for all including marriage equality for lgbt couples. okcupid never let us know of their intentions nor to confirm facts. chick-fil-a faced protests. and then there was the reinstatement of the star of duck dynasty after he made gay cmments. >> in this day and age, any public statement by a corporation needs to factor in how it represents them as a whole and how it's going to affect the brand fehr years to come. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. ike spoke for the first time about the controversy with our partners at cnet last night.
he admits that the boycott could hurt firefox but he also believes he's a good fit at mozilla and has no the intention of stepping down. another heated debate this one over high frequency trading on the cnbc show "power lunch kwfts. >> do you think the markets are rigged? >> you said it in the book that's when i knew -- it's disgusting that you're trying to parse your words now? okay, you can't say that. >> you are quote thad way in the book but is that -- >> let's walk through. >> do you believe it or not because you said it? let me -- >> it's a yes or no question do. you believe it or not? >> i believe the markets are rigged. >> okay. i also believe you're part of the rigging. if you want to do this let's do this. >> i really do. >> william o'brien. katsuyama is the hero of a book
by author michael lewis that claims wall street trading is rigged. you saw him, of course on "60 minutes." well, brian and lewis went at it. >> talking to an ex-employee is not the same as saying you talked to him. >> so the person dr you weren't even there at the time so the person who i wanted to talk to he wouldn't talk to me. >> you didn't try to contact anybody, correct? the answer is no you didn't try to contact any employee of -- >> that's not true. that's not true. definitely not true. not true. you can get on air and shout all you want but it's just not want. >> you're on a much bigger soapbox than i am. >> okay. "60 minutes" first reported on the high speed trading with michael lewis. >> i think they're going where is "60 minutes" when you need them. >> a more thoughtful discussion
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largest library to celebrate and preserve our audio heritage. the registry now has 400 recordings. this year's editions range from music few have ever heard to music everyone has heard to a president cajoling a congressman over the phone. >> that's what she told me no kidding. >> this is lewis jordan's rock caledonia recorded in 1945. it's one of the culturally or his toxic sounds speeches or sounds the make it onto the national sound recording registry. ♪ >> reporter: also chosen this year was u2's 1987 breakout album "the joshua tree." ♪ these city walls only to be with you ♪
>> and jeff's haunting rendition of "hallelujah." ♪ >> jeff buckley was born to sing that song. >> i think you're right. i think you're right. >> congress recognized these materials at risk particularly with the rendition toward digital. you have the opportunity but the risk of losing thing, vital cultural artifacts. >> reporter: part of the challenge is convertinging the recordings to a variety of formats. >> you had originally the first recordings on brown wax from the 1890s. >> and the condition is sometimes rough. ♪ >> this is george washington jon's, "laving song" from 1896. recorded or four wax cylinders at a time, this is the first hit song by an african-american.
>> he probably sold ten of thousands of that, which means he probably had to record 10,000 or 11,000,000 or 12,000 to do that. >> lyndon johnson left little on paper but hours of telephone conversations, some were heated. >> i've got nothing to do with your investigation but you've damn near -- >> if you had written that down how could you get the effect of him being, first of all, irate, and the passion that he needed to get done. >> reporter: not all that were deemed enough to made by the collection were made by humans. this was added in 2005. >> it's actually the foghorn from wisconsin. it was decommissioned in favor of a digital horn. >> reporter: that's equally important, isn't it, just the soundscape of this country. >> it is. imagine if we had the 100 years
before edison recorded. i think what we would have and whose voices we would listen to and what would that mean to our culture to have abraham lincoln's speeches. >> reporter: the lye brair of congress has more than 3 million recordings but only chooses 25 a year to receive special recognition. norah, gayle charlie. >> that's incredible. i love that story. >> i think don said it from the dry kpix 5 weather center, good morning, everyone. still a few lingering showers out the door this morning. most of the activity is well offshore. keep the umbrella handy. we'll begin our drying phase. 40s out the door a bit chilly. later today 50s and 60s under mostly cloudy skies a few sunny breaks. mostly cloudy thursday, light rain briefly early friday morning. and then sunny skies and unseasonably warm through tuesday.
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by an explosion at a home in san francisco's your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. it's 7:56. an 84-year-old woman was killed by an explosion at a home in san francisco's sunnydale neighborhood. six people were injured including one man who jumped out a window to escape. the feds are charging pg&e with criminal negligence because of the san bruno pipeline explosion that killed 8 people. in all, there were 12 charges. pg&e faces a maximum fine of $6 million. the mystery powerball winner has come forward. raymond buxton claimed his prize, he hit the jock pot a month and a half ago. he -- the jackpot a month and a half ago. he took the lump sum payout $242 million. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
good morning. if your commute takes you through livermore it's very crowded right now. we are seeing delays actually because of a pothole that was reported before you reach the vasco road exit. so westbound 580 the heaviest delays are right there in the livermore valley. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. things have thinned out nicely. it's spring break week for some folks out there so that may be contributing to the minimal backups right now approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. and just a quick heads up ace train 7 is delayed by 25 minutes. that's your also "kcbs traffic." here's roberta. >> how about a bird's-eye view this morning, the first stop ocean beach where we have a combination of clouds and some peeks of sunshine. good morning. look at that right there actually a little bit more than a peek of sunshine. over to san jose, also we do call it mostly cloudy there. 45 degrees. 43 livermore. a cooler start this morning. and later today 50s and 60s. a slight chance of rain showers early friday, then sunny this weekend.
♪ good morning to our viewers on the west coast. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including that deadly earthquake in northern chile, but first here is the "eye-opener at 8:00.." >> shaking could be felt as far as 300 miles away. >> the 8.2 quake hit in northern chile. gm is still investigating. >> it's inconceivable and not our process and not acceptable. >> new e-mails have emerged about who knew what and when. >> malaysia's police chief said
the criminal investigation is focused on the pilots and cabin crew. tiger woods recent medical history reads like a football players rather than a golfer. it's a setback for the golfer that seemed to be bullet proof. >> members of the navy s.e.a.l. parachute team jumped into the petco park. >> the great rawivera, gone gone.
>> i am charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. as the sun comes up chile is getting a better idea of the damage from the quake. >> hundreds of thousands evacuated their homes. the quake damaged homes and businesses in northern chile and create add 6-foot tsunami in the pacific. watches were posted in hawaii but later were cancelled. political donors can give to as many candidates and packs and political parties as they want. a maximum overall amount of contributions was set, and there are individual for individual candidates and organizations. and then house members were told yesterday that she is sorry gm waited for years to fix the
ignition problem blamed for 13 deaths. fighting hard over the 50-billion a morning market. the waffle taco. now mcdonald's is promising free coffee and starbucks is bringing breakfast foods back to its menu. good morning. >> good morning. >> how genius was that ronald mcdonald ad? >> it was a great ad. breakfast is a major growth area for fastball companies, and really one of the only growth areas. i think it's about 21% of all restaurant visits now, and that's up 3% year over year lunch dinner, down 1%. >> i love breakfast. i don't know about you guys but i do love it. and starbucks announced fancy
pasties and are now bringing back old stuff that people crave. >> people are very habitual and you get addicted to the thing you eat every day. how often do you eat the same thing for breakfast versus lunch and dinner we eat the same thing for breakfast everyday. >> yeah starbucks is bringing back the pumpkin loaf -- >> yeah and there is one other one. >> you said starbucks started this battle? >> mcdonald's was the first to introduce breakfast in the mid '70s and then others started to take notice and starbucks was the place you went for your morning coffee and introduced food and then mcdonald's saw that and felt threatened and introduced higher end coffee and now taco bell is trying to get in on the turf and launching the waffle taco but i don't
know how you feel about waffle tacos, which is kind of disgusting and intriguing at the same time. >> what happened to the healthy food option? >> yeah, what happened? >> some things you might narcotic expect to show up near the lower end on calories do for example, an egg mcmuffin is not that bad, 290 calories. >> i told you they are getting smaller. that's why. >> and they introduced an egg white version because i think they were feeling the heat from starbucks. >> thank you. now, my favorite story of the week. pulled off the college admissions jackpot. he has acceptance letters from
every one of the ivy league schools. and how can parents like us replicate us? >> you should be jealous. almost unheard of feat. the kid may have hit the jackpot but it was not a matter of luck. for most high schoolers getting into one of the eavy league colleges is a dream, but this 17-year-old got into all eight of them. >> i thought if there is no way, somebody has to say no that just doesn't happen and harvard came in and that was the last one, and i thought, well i guess it happened. harvard, princeton, yale pwrupb brown -- >> how does that feel? >> wonderful. amazing and satisfying.
>> he is in the top 2% of his long island public school and he had almost a perfect school on the s.a.t.s, but has more than just high scores. >> track and field and musical field, and i am a base singer, and i volunteer at the hospital and church and play instruments and things like that. >> and yet the odds are against him. less than 9% who applied got in. harvard accepted just 5.9%. he was taught to make the most of every opportunity. >> came from africa. resources there are limited. over here there is no way you can tell me you cannot do that. i won't accept that. >> he said his son did not have
any natural born advantages either. >> i would say he was a unique kid, but he was an average child. >> every parent wants to hear what did your parents do to inspire you? how can we all get a kid like you? >> make a policy anything below 95 is not good enough. in a way that's not beating you down, but it's saying you can always do more can't you. if you feel that sense of i can always do better you always will. >> he wants to be a neurologist or cardiologist and he wants to keep playing music. and he is leaning towards yale, but financial aid will be a factor and he got into other several schools, including duke. >> i heard duke was his safety school. >> well glad to have him, tell you that. >> his parents are immigrants
from ghana, right, and they are nurses, right? >> yes. >> they moved the family to this country to give him those opportunities. >> does he have siblings? >> 13-year-old sister. >> no pressure for her. >> did he have any plans when he applied to all the ivy leagues. >> it was his dad's idea. his father inspired him to do that. >> we applied to 13 at my house, norah. >> you did? >> yes. >> you have to cover all the bases. >> i did get home and kick a little fanny with my girls. nothing less than 95%, ladies. >> that's what you are a bad mamajama. >> it's 8:09 and time to check
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in our "morning rounds" re-evaluating mammograms. it's believed their oversold and the harm is underestimate. dr. nancy keating is a co-author of the study. she's an associate professor at harvard medical school and a physician at brigham. good morning. >> good morning. >> we're all confused about the recommendations for mammograms. explain what your studies found. >> it is confusing. i think we all wish there was a straight answer for all women. ma'aming on gra i have is not the perfect screening test. i think we're led to believe if your get your mammogram everything will be okay. however, although there are
benefits they're very small and the harms are notable so we should be talking and thinking about whether we're likely to benefit as an individual. >> what is harmful about preventive screening? >> one harm we talk about is the harm of false positives and biopsies. what that means is that we identify small cancers that would never progress in a woman's lifetime to become clinically evident but because we can't tell which those cancers are, we treat them all and so we subject women to it snooki say for someone who's known breast cancer and suffered through chemoand drugs i would rather go through the biopsy than lose my kids or leave them without a mother. >> most women who have their
breast cancers diagnosed through the mammogram think it's what saved their life but actually 13% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer by mammography have had their lives safe. most of these women would have done well regardless of the mammogram mammogram. there are also some deadly breast cancers that will kill a woman regardless of whether they had a mammogram. and so i think the challenge is that the tesk is not perfect and we really need to understand >> what are you saying? >> frustrating, confusing and very scary. will there ever be a time the medical community is united on this? what are we supposed to do. >> it is scary. the message here is the answer it has to be individualized to the patient. for example, if you're at higher risk than average, we all know you'll be more likely to benefit from a mammogram, so maybe someone who wouldn't have thought about getting a
mammography screening at age 40, if their risk is twice that then they have a benefit that looks more like a 50-year-old woman. >> once again, talk to your doctor. it's not a one size fits all. thank you, dr. nancy keating. that ipg you for coming. >> you're thinking about your retirement, that it could pay off big? financial expert cary schwab pommer ranns is in our toyota green room. she'll show you how to keep one third of your money. how you'll do that. she journeying us next on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: c b s kwtbs "morning rounds" sponsored by coffee-mate. hi. i just finished an energy audit of this building and started my own dog walking business. what did you do to deserve that thin mints flavor coffee-mate? it's only one of the most delicious girl scout cookie flavors ever. i changed the printer ink. really? it's actually tricky. you're lucky i like your tie. enjoy our caramel and coconut girl scout cookies flavor. now available in powder.
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there is new evidence this morning that many families would quickly go under without a paycheck. a new survey finds 20% of americans with no savings whatsoever. nearly half don't have enough saved to keep their lives together for more than a month. >> that is one of the money financial issues that she writing about in her new book. it's called "the charles schwab guide to financial fitness." she's president of the charles schwab foundation. when my mom turned 50 that seemed so old. now when we turn 50 you thirch i've got a lot of living to do. >> i think the big question is how much money do i have am i
prepared, you know checking out what kind of savings you have and where you want to go and getting a plan for that. unfortunately only 45% of americans guess how much money they're going to get and by crunching the numbers, studies show you're much more likely to save at least a third more. >> one of the questions you frequently get, you answered questions, when should i start collecting my social security. >> yeah. there's a misconception you should start collecting social security when you're 62 years old but you could easily be leaving a lot of money on the table. for instance, if you wait till you're 70% rmg your monthly benefit will go up 76%. >> wait if you can. >> wait if you can and think about your alternatives. >> wait how long and what's the metric for how long you wait. >> you can take it as early as 62 and as late as 70. i think you have to thing about your long everity, your health. >> if you don't need it don't take sniet yeah. and if you wait till your full retirement age between 66 and
70 depending on when you were born it's 25%. it could be a few years later. suppose someone watching this has no plans for retirement. >> i'd say if you're 50 years old, start now. being honest. >> start doing what? >> start saving. you know, if someone takes advantage of their 401(k) you can put as much as $23,000 a way. if you do it for 15 years till you're 65 and you get a 6% rate of return, you'll have about $570,000. so i think you have to be really honest about yourself where you're spending your money and make savings nonnegotiable. >> what's the biggest mistake we're making over the age of 50? i've done some doozies. >> there's misconceptions about social security. i think people with life insurance, people think they should have life insurance. and, of course that's important for people who have dependents or a small business but otherwise it might be a waste of money. also you know, paying off your home mortgage is another one.
>> all right. thank you. >> your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good morning, i'm michelle griego. time for news headlines. investigators are trying to find what caused an explosion at a home in san francisco's sunnydale neighborhood. an 84-year-old was killed and six others were hurt. 65 firefighters from san francisco and daly city responded. a missing snowboarder from san francisco was found in the sierra. abraham finkelstein disappeared monday near castle peak. the 25-year-old dug a shelter in the snow to survive the night before using his snowboard as snowshoes to hike to a house near soda springs. a mother and her boyfriend accused of killing her 3-year- old daughter are back in court. the napa county d.a. says kayleigh slusher died from
also along the peninsula in burlingame there's a tweet southbound 101 broadway an accident with a caltrans truck, and another accident reported farther south in san mateo approaching highway 92. much better news for the bay bridge commute. the metering lights are on but there's no delay getting into san francisco. roberta, how's the forecast? >> better news in the weather department as well, good morning, everybody. let's head outside to san jose where we have some sunshine and some clouds and currently 45 degrees across the santa clara valley. it is in the mid-40s across the board. a cooler start to your day. later today upper 50s and low 60s with a combination of clouds and sun and no rain or thunderstorms. in fact, next chance of rain showers late thursday night into friday morning. very light. and then check out that weekend all the way through tuesday. enjoy your day, everyone. safeway gets that staying on budget can be a real bear.
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"the boston globe" says the red sox visited the white house tuesday. they met president obama. they presented the 44th commander in chief with the number 44 jersey. david ortiz took a picture with the president and then tweeted, quote, what an honor thanks for the selfie barack obama. the "washington post" updates a story about a teen with a simple plan to save taxpayers millions. he told us that with a front change the federal government would save nearly $234 million on printing, but now experts say his research is actually flawed. they claim the 14-year-old vastly overestimated the amount on ink and the front he prefers is hard to read. >> debbie downer. d t "wall street journal" looks at staying many choose the dual option to keep photos text messages and online browsing away from their employers' view. but doubling down means an extra bill and keeping both of the
devices charged. >> anything can happen in your first day on the job. but in suburban atlanta, rookie 911 operator crystal marrow never expected the call she got. >> my hands froze over the keyboard. i heard her voice, and i saw her name pop up on the screen. i was like, wait this is my aunt. it's crazy that i got it on the very first day. >> her aunt was calling for help because crystal's father was in diabetic shock. he's okay this morning after an ambulance took him to the hospital. for those of us who work in broadcast journalism the peabody awards have been our oscars since 1941. they come from the yoouft of georgia's grady school of journalism. in a moment we'll announce some of this year's winners. first, what makes the peabody so special. >> reporter: just as the honeymooners became our modern
family requiem for a heavy weight broke ground for "breaking bad." peabody awards connect them all. >> we're looking for stories that matter. >> reporter: jeffrey jones overseas the awards. >> we're looking for story telling that captures the human condition. >> the devastation in downtown oklahoma city is absolutely incredible. >> reporter: how many entryies here? >> we have 90,000 entries. >> reporter: ar kooifist mary miller walked us through the vault. >> the 60 millimeter you're holding, what is this? >> this is "see it now." >> reporter: marrow won a 1953 peabody for taking viewers to the korean war front lines. >> we've come a long way. >> indeed. >> politics is told in a lot of different ways on television. you see stories that have been told about race or sexual equality.
>> i may be the voice of my generation. >> and it's done in news radio. it's done in documentary, entertainment programming. >> reporter: "roots", the landmark television mini series about slavery won in 1977. >> "roots" was viewed in about 80-some million homes. it had a huge impact on race relations. >> reporter: every winner has its unique reason but all meet the sole pa peabody criteria excellence. >> journalist and author a three-time peabody recipient and board member. welcome to both of you. eight among you. >> wow. >> we mentioned it's the oscars of our business and ore profession -- our profession, but it's more than
that. >> the first time "this american life" got an award, we didn't have a distributor. we were trying to talk stations into picking up our show one by one. i remember i got a phone call as i was about to get on a plane. it totally changed our ability to get on radio stations. it's like the good housekeeping seal after of approval. there are no categories, they just give it for excellence. >> bravo, job well done and you're good at what you do. charlene first winner for toughest news story of 2013. >> wbz-tv and radio because they were just everywhere with nonsensational coverage and they helped so many people. the police the victims, everybody. we thought they were excellent. >> for the boston marathonment booing. they did an incredible job there. the second winner is a very popular entertainment program. who does that go to? >> "orange is the new black."
it is a comedy that treats a very serious subject, women in prison. the things they go through, politics, all kinds of things. it's wonderful. >> there were so many good shows out this year. we all admire them. why this particular program? because it said something more? was it the craft of it or about a greater issue? >> i think it was a combination of all of those. one of the big problems these days is women in prison. everybody in prison really. but this one, it has a light treatment, so it's more receptive for an audience, but it was pretty strong. >> the third winner is another show you say is breaking barriers "scandal." >> the first time in 40 years you have an african-american woman, kerry washington in a very formidable role based on a real-life person, a fixture in washington, d.c. yet, she transcends race. "the new yorker" said it was
soap opera that's become this. >> and excellence in radio. >> excellence in radio. now, let's -- oh. congratulations. harper high school. you did it. the most amazing drilling down. i know you didn't know. we didn't tell you. i had a hard time not telling you. but harper high is like -- half the kids in there, young kids do not expect to live through their youth. it's all about the violence in these schools. what's interesting is while they drill down at harper high school, at the end of the show you go around the country and this is happening at inner city schools all over america. it's unbelievable. >> this is a high school where they had 29 shootings in one year. we sent three reporters in for five months and reported on what life is like in this community. >> congratulations. big winner. >> surprise surprise. >> that's amazing. >> you look stunned. television news program, what is
that? >> another surprise for you, charlie. this amazing get of one of the arch villains of the world whom you treated with respect. yet, you didn't back off. you pressed him. we all got to see what this man is made of and how he thinks. bravo. >> i have to read this quote. it was surely the biggest journalistic get of 2013. cbs' this morning charlie rose sat down with president assad. under his polite but persistent questioning, we got a look into one of the minds of one of the most vicious warmongers. so congratulations. bravo. >> thank you thank you. i never submit the application for awards. i don't know how these things happen. thank you very much. >> we're happy it happened. >> thank you. >> we're very happy. >> congratulations. well done. >> thank you.
>> and we should say that charr lean and ira will be hosting the peabody awards on may 19th. you have to figure out what you're going to wear. >> i know. then there's going to be a tv special on the pivot network. >> that's right. for a complete list of this years' winners, visit cbsthismorning.com. jan crawford goes down south with country singer and grammy winner darius rucker. he talks about crossing over from pop and finding success in a genre that's overwhelmingly white. >> you either like the music or you don't like it. if you don't like it because i'm black, i don't want you to come to the
this sunday could make a better weekend better than err. he has three nominations including his grammy winning hit wagon wheechlt jan crawford went with ruker to his hometown to learn how he defied the skeptics, including himself. ♪ >> reporter: when he takes the stage before thousands of country music fans when he plays his grammy-winning song
it's easy to forget a lot of people said it would never happen. >> i didn't think i could get a record deal. i said all the time, i wouldn't have given me a record deal. >> really? why not. >> it was a pop guy who had a huk success with his band and everything had leveled off. why would i take a chance with this, this guy in country music. >> i mean a pop guy going into sun country never works. >> darius rucker was a pop superstar, lead singer of hootie and the blowfish. their first album released in 1994 sold 60 million copies but when the band failed to duplicate that success, the band lost. for rucker it was a final moment, a chance to pursue a dream. >> i've been a country music fan
my whole life. >> so you grew up listening to country? >> i grew up listening to everything. country was a big part of it. kenny rogers, buck owens. hee haw. >> would you admit that to anyone? >> all the time. yeah. i was prouder of the level. i had older brothers and sisters who would come down on me, what are you listening to that white boy music. i used to have my mom tell them shut up let him listen to what he wants to. >> how he got here to the top of country was by starting over. there were skeptics and not only because of his pop background country music, its fans and singers is overwhelmingly white. >> there was a little resistance to me when i came along. >> what did you hear? >> there was a couple of guys who are program directors, you know, i'll be honest with you. i never felt the audience would accept an african-american
country singer. i was wrong. you proved me wrong. >> well country music fans demand is authenticity. rucker is genuine and his music tells stories people can relate to. he now has eight number one country songs, and earlier this year won grammy for best country solo performance. to sing country rucker says you have to have some country in you, and he got his here in charleston, south carolina. >> i've always heard that saying that you can't go home again, but do you ever feel like you really left? >> no no. i'm still the little boy that grew up playing basketball over here and just -- i don't feel like i ever left. i don't feel -- when i think back to those, i feel exactly like i did back then. >> one of six kids raised by a single mother ruckers said she taught him to believe in himself and not worry what people think. when he got mair and started his
own family, he moved back to charleston where he lives in a quiet neighborhood on the marsh. >> for me it's the view. i wish you could see it. when it's high tiding you feel like you're right on the ocean. >> that foundation giving him strength. you can see it when he talks about a rare racial incident the time he was greeted with slurs outside a show in upstate new york. >> we were shocked because we had been on the road doing this for seven, eight years, you know, and it's just -- people are coming to the show. no one's worried about what color i am. they're here to hear the music and have a great time. you either like the music or don't like it. if you don't like it because i'm black, doan want you to come anyway. >> it's clear the show likes it and the industry. ruckers was asked to join country's most exclusive exclusive club the grand ol' opry. his friend brad paisley extended the invitation. >> would you like to be the newest member of the grand ole opry.
>> no. you're kidding me. no you're kidding. >> darius rucker becomes the newest member of the grand ol' opry. >> on stage, his family and closest friends. >> it wasn't just that i had become a member of the opry but the fact that all the important people in my life were there, you know. they all came there to support me, and that was awesome. that was awesome. >> why was it so important for you, the opry? >> that's something they can never take away from me. i'm a member of the grand ol' opry. i'll be a member till i die. >> that's a comeback worth singing about. ♪ living my comeback comeback song ♪ >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," jan crawford. >> and the nicest, nicest nicest guy too. it goes to show you that good music transcends color, it transcends sneefrg he is
fantastic. i've listened to a lot of country music. so many songs that are recognizable where you know every word. love jan crawford for doing that piece. thanks, jan. >> goes to show you a pop guy can make it in country. you can watch the academy of country music awards sunday night right here on cbs. tomorrow jeff pegues with a new battle to stop a deadly trend. >> reporter: these vehicles are helping new york state troopers stop people who are texting and driving. coming up tomorrow exclusively on "cbs this morning," what the federal government is now doing to keep the roads safe.
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an 84-year-old woman was killed by an explosion at a home in san francisco's sunnydale it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. an 84-year-old woman was killed by an explosion at a home in san francisco's sunnydale neighborhood. 6 people were injured including one man who jumped out a window to escape. the feds are charge pg&e with criminal negligence because of the san bruno pipeline explosion that killed 8 people. in all, there are 12 charges. pg&e faces a maximum finof $6 million. the mystery powerball winner has come forward. raymond buxton hid his face when he claimed his prize. he hit the jackpot a month and a half ago. he took the lump sum payout $242 million. we hit the jackpot with our much-needed precipitation here in the bay area and now much-
needed drying out period. good morning, everybody. we are in the mid-40s now a cooler start to the morning with the passage of the cold front. later today we'll see some clouds and some sunshine. 50s and 60s. west and southwest winds 10 to 15. we have a little impulse that wants to roll in on thursday night to friday morning with light rain expected, very light. most of friday will be dry. sunny skies as high pressure builds in for the weekend especially for that san francisco half and full marathon on sunday and then check out the unseasonably warm conditions monday and tuesday. that's a look at your weather. elizabeth and traffic up next. bulldog: oh boy! every mattress at mattress discounters is so comfy! how could they get any better? well, there's one way... brilliant!
good morning. an accident on the san mateo bridge has been cleared. so now traffic is actually improving behind the pay gates and along the flat section just a little sluggish, you can see the drive time 21 minutes between hayward and the peninsula. speaking of the peninsula, we had a couple of earlier crashes one in burlingame, another in san mateo. everything is now off to the right-hand shoulder. traffic remains heavy though from the airport down just past highway 92. outside we go and here's a live look at the nimitz where it's a very slow crawl once again past the oakland coliseum. but even though the metering lights remain on, traffic is thinned out quite nicely at the toll plaza.
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